Achieving the Vision of Digital India through e- Governance

E-Governance, a major initiative under the ‘National e-Governance Plan’ (NeGP) of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, was approved in 2006 and it’s the backbone of ‘Digital India’ vision. It’s about Government’s interaction with government, it’s way of conducting business with companies and delivering services its citizens by leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled strategies for ensuring transparency, efficiency, and accountability in the process which is faster and more personalized and can be can accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has envisioned large scale citizen services delivery through 1,00,000 kiosks upto village level, throughout India. It is to make technology central to enabling change by prioritizing it. It comprises of 31 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs), in three categories viz. central MMPs, State MMPs and Integrated MMPs.

e-Government renders not only new innovative technology, but also a mechanism to modify the way government operates. Usage and application of ICT involves many challenges as redesigning organizational and network structures, evolving consensus on basis issues, interoperability, leadership and change management and processes according to the citizens’ and businesses’ needs. It also entails integrating services across different governmental agencies in order to reduce cost structures, simplify interaction and improve overall service delivery in real time. It’s key component is innovative technology to meet the relevant problems. To encourage people to innovate, Intel has announced an ‘Innovate for India’ challenge. Continue reading

Simple act of care

Time doesn’t wait for anyone, moments pass too quickly to ignore chances to connect and spend quality time with your loved ones. One thing that stands correct is that true happiness comes when you share it with your family. Good or bad, stormy or calm sea, things get better with surrounding love. With inevitably changing environment one thing that stays constant is the presence of our loved ones, our family. When we feel like drowning under pressure our loved ones never leave our hand and keeps us afloat, they become the tremendous source of energy giving us the strength to fight the dark clouds and let the bright sun shine upon us. When we are riding success then the happiness doubles with the presence of our family. The bond that a family shares is always much stronger, ever stronger than a covalent bond ( for non-geeks : covalent bond is the strongest form of chemical bond ). Continue reading

Welcome changes

#StartANewLife : It’s not easy but you may regret if you don’t give it a chance.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~Lao Tzu

My heart resonates with Lao Tzu on this thought, often we are so hang up on our old selves that we don’t give a chance to new opportunities. We aren’t always so welcoming for changes and we forget that everything is changing everyday albeit we don’t realize that at the moment and suddenly one day everything looks different and then we regret the opportunities we had missed along the journey. Continue reading

Contagious Optimism

Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in the world around them. Rampant increase in crime rates, daily marathon of horrific and gruesome news headlines concentrating mainly upon the bad that’s happening in the world isn’t helping either. Due to personal hardship, failures and day to day stress we are becoming less optimistic about a well defined bright future. People around are mostly in bad mood all the time, their faces are mostly decorated with a frown than a sweet smile. Amidst of black clouds it’s very difficult for a person to look for a silver lining in each cloud but it is an essential aspect if we want to be at the brighter side of the picture. Continue reading

Life lessons I learned from camping

To be amidst wilds with family is best way to build a stronger bond with the family. When I was little my parents took me and my elder brother for a memorable camping trip in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. The bank of Betwa River near the lush green mysterious dark forest offered the delight of both adventure and the learning of the rich cultural heritage of that region.

The lush green forest offered many hiking and trekking trails which my father wanted us to explore. I being a kid wasn’t expecting the surrounds to be completely raw. I didn’t expect to fix my own tent in place and definitely wasn’t mentally prepared for that complete experience. And my father had a different plan, he didn’t only plan to have a nice camping experience where we can relieve stress of studies and get closer to the nature, be environmentally conscious but also wanted to teach me and my brother a lot about life so that we grow up to be a better independent people.

You will be surprised how a 2 night- 3 days trip in wilds can teach you.

1. Attitude of Gratitude :

We often take food for granted, especially when as a kid we make a lot of fuss over food, we have our favorites and choices. Many don’t even touch vegetables but like fast food and many kids don’t like raw food. Food. water and shelter are the most taken for granted things for a kid who has a well provided family but camping teaches the real value of all these things and much more. You will miss your warm chapatti when you would have to cook rice and beans or cuppa noodles after ten-twelve hours of trekking. Trekking and hiking exhaust you completely and then after you come back, you just want your mother to serve you nice warm plate of meal but while camping my father made sure that I and my brother be major part of all the activities. He taught us how to cook rice with minimum supplies over fire in a small tin container. It wasn’t all flattering but fun and educational. That experience taught me not to take things in life for granted and for grateful for what I have even the smallest of things.
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Life I Have Always Dreamed Of!

Some say dreaming is a waste of time, I believe it raps the ineffable creative energy that is stored somewhere in your mind. Dreaming lets you connect with your inner desires, your inner hidden strengths. It tells you what your soul really craves for and that dreaming is self exploration hence It’s important for physical, emotion and mental health also as it creates a bridge between your conscious and subconscious self. But this dreaming is more or less like a dream seen with open eyes, sometimes lucid sometimes wishes. These dreams are most vital and in order to convert dreams into reality, it takes a lot of effort, determination and freedom. Most of the times in the rat race our wishes takes a back seat and others expectations from us calls the shot gun as we drive through our lives. Our duties, constrains, priorities, what’s-need-to-be-done makes us forget our dreams and often our dreams lose confidence in us as well.

They say don’t dream a life but live a life of your dreams. Well I am carving the life of my dreams and if in case there was nothing to hold me back then I can think of top 5 things from top of my bucket list that I would love to do should be: Continue reading

Quikr NXT!

In this digital world, one can get anything and everything online, all they need to is to search at the right place similarly one can sell anything and everything online, all they need to find is a right place to sell. They don’t necessarily have to be a seller, wholesaler, shop keeper but a regular person who can sell his goods, be it old or new, his services and advertise for anything ranging from their business to look for a new tenant/room-mate and one such right place is quikr.com. It’s a website that lets you put classified advertisements online and where you can look up from a knife to a car, from anything to everything.

Now, what happened when I had put up an advertisement regarding my used microwave oven over quickr.com, I start getting n number of calls daily from interested buyers. Getting many calls from interested buyers sounds very good, right! But in reality it can be a real nightmare, I will tell you how and also let me introduce you to the super cool Chat option of the quikr NXT. Continue reading

ASUS – New Sleek is in!

In this new era of technology we need all, Smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop (If you are a gamer you know what I mean), smart TV so basically all. And the issue starts when they weigh a lot, are bulky, counts so many and so-not-travel friendly. And with technology, it’s never Bigger-the-better.

If I talk about myself then I am the person who make use of the Smartphone completely, I check my email in like every 30-minutes, I use a ton of apps, I skype, I make quick notes and lists, click pictures etc. Besides the conventional calling/messaging stuff but in addition to that I read and read a lot from anything to everything, e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers, articles, case-studies, blogs, I manage my Facebook page and browse twitter and what not for which I use the tab. And sometimes I edit my blog or even make posts from my tablet too (desperate times call for desperate measures). So carrying a tablet is a need because I can’t do my reading and emailing in Smartphone without getting annoyed. Continue reading

I am litterbug and I know it

When I walk on the street (Yeah)
This is what I see,
Every minister is
sweeping the street. (Ohkay)
I got thrash in my hand,
And I ain’t afraid to
Throw it, throw it, throw it. (Heck Yeah)
I am litterbug and I know it.

Oh yeah! The great Indian litterbug.

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This one is for the Indians with litter-system
Top notch, freedom of the tossing system
When they go outside they throw stuff
‘Cause sitting inside they collect enough

And then this guy walking on the street
drank water from bottle, looking so neat (dashing)
In slow SRK style he
Spread his hands in a lazy stretch
dropped the bottle right there, that wretch.
That kind of dude I was looking for,
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And it crumbled…

People are moving, vehicles are moving then why does it feel like her world has stopped moving? She probably shouted but she doesn’t remember, may be it was a scream in her head, all she knows is that her world is crumbling down and she is helpless. She is trying to hold her carefully built castle from shattering but all is in vain. All this time she had built the highest walls to keep people out but he found the way in, he scaled few walls and broke down many and found a way in and helped her built the dreamy castle only to destroy it! She couldn’t believe her ears, she wanted to wake up from this nightmare. She wanted to stop him but she couldn’t. His words kept echoing in her mind, “I won’t be happy with you.” What did she do to deserve this! Why is this happening to her! She wanted to ask but Alas! she already knew the answer and she can’t change what’s done, she can’t change the past and her present got destroyed. It was so easy for him to say because these words were the most honest thing for him and it hurt more because all she ever wanted was his happiness.
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